Staff Review: "365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne's Book of Precepts"
Precepts are words to live by, as Mr. Browne taught his fifth grade students in Wonder. In this compilation of 365 inspirational precepts, we get a glimpse into Mr. Browne's world of teaching. Each day of the year has a precept that is either a famous quote from a philosopher, a saying on a fortune cookie, lyrics from a song, among others. After each month, Mr. Browne compiles a short chapter that gives us further insight into our favorite Wonder characters, such as August, Summer, and Julian. This is a book that celebrates the goodness in humanity, overcoming obstacles, and wise words to live by. Some of my favorites include: "It's not about whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up" - Vince Lombardi and "Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened" - Dr. Seuss. This book is recommended to all tween readers and even adults who need some inspirational words to live by.